About Medina Oven & Bar

Medina oven & bar is an intimate & cozy place. It is about Moroccan-Mediterranean cuisine applying traditional & innovative techniques to introduce the best Moroccan Authentic & Modern Cuisine. Medina oven & bar represents the culinary destination of the year as New York Times reported on 2009. And Medina,was also selected by Haute Living Magazine Nov 2010 the #1 Mediterranean restaurant in Dallas... The focus at Medina is about using fresh traditional Moroccan spices & ingredients. Our vision is to provide our guests the best food & best possible experience we strive for. When you come to Medina, you are at your home. This is a wonderful place for gathering with friends or family members in any occasion to share many small plates & all menu items as Medina was designed for...This, is to experience Moroccan sharing style while you having conversation among your guests confortably. Medina is an experience & a genuine concept. Sam Benoikken (Native of Marrakech City, Morocco),own

2304 Victory Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75219
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Moroccan, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM Saturday & Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday & Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
Houston

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 979-0003

Website:
http://www.medinadallas.com/

Entertainment:
Unique House Music: Authentic, Modern Morocan Music & Global infused with Moroccan beats.

Catering:
We offer Mediterranean catering affair that is unique....You must make a trip to Medina oven & bar, it will be your favorite; that is our our favorite.

Parking Details:
We offer both Valet & 2 hours complimentary either on the street or B - parking lot. Please, call us for additional parking directions or information.

Public Transit:
Bus, Taxi & Train

Executive Chef:
Sam Benoikken

Private Party Facilities:
Medina can booked for private dinner or, use the outdoors patio!! Beautiful dinning room that seats up to 50 & a wonderful patio with fountain view & huge parking with tower trees...a Very warm setting either indoors or outdoors...

Private Party Contact:
Sam Benoikken: (214) 979-0003

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
If you are familiar with Moroccan cuisine & you craving a traditional dish or you would like a recemmendation, please, give a 2 days notice by calling Sam at 214-979-0003 & I will be very happy to do so.

Medina Oven & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.8

service

4.7

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4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (9)
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Fit for Foodies (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Cozy (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Casual (2)
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Happy Hour (2)
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Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

Medina is my favorite new restaurant for many reasons, starting with the food! I’ve had the shrimp skewer, Medina salad, and the sea bass and all were delicious! It’s fun to split things with a friend, because you’ll want to try as many dishes as possible. The sea bass tagine was perfectly cooked and the recipe was so different from most restaurants, loved the tomato broth and potatoes it was cooked with! The shrimp brochette was also cooked perfectly, it tasted like wood grilled. The Medina salad is simple, but a delicious dressing brings out the taste of the lettuce. (I always love a restaurant that doesn’t use too much dressing.) I’ve also had the smoked eggplant appetizer, which is similar to an olive tapenade, and it was so tasty but the portion was pretty small. There was 3 times the pita with it than here was spread to cover it, but it was only $6. I wouldn’t mind paying a bit more for a larger serving. Like everything else, though, it was so good! Lastly, the cocktails are reasonably priced and I keep coming back for the Med-rim margarita which must have fresh squeezed grapefruit in it...delish!

Last but not least, the service is always kind and perfectly timed, never intrusive, and the low lighting and cozy atmosphere is wonderful.!This is just a great place all around.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food. Great service

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful service! Our server Justin was the best! The special tonight was a Chilean sea bass over a bed of risotto. It was delicious!!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love it!!! A must try!. The ambiance is wonderful. The culinary art is outstandingly amazing. This food is so fresh and the taste and presentation is off the charts. The owner Sam is so welcoming, making sure from beginning to end that we were satisfied. Erasmo our server, was super attentive. He gave great recommendations and presented the food with pride. We will definitely visit again. Whether it's a special occasion or just a night out, you will be glad you made the choice to visit.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service! They accommodated vegans in the group. The owner is very kind and the food outstanding. Love the Moroccan wine too.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our second visit to Medina Oven & Bar. This time, we had a group of eight to celebrate two birthdays before heading to the Stars game. Super fun decor. Friendly and helpful staff who patiently explain menu items and offer recommendations. Food...so good. Flavorful without over powering. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great service and food. Glad we had reservations, it gets busy.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent service and the food was amazing.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Wonderful place, reliably good food and wonderful people.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Best Moroccan/Middle Eastern I've had in Dallas. Roasted eggplant with pitas was delicious. Salads were a generous size, fresh and creative. The sauteed calamari was perfectly cooked and had the tomato sauce had a nice bit of heat. Both the beef tenderloin and chicken & apricots served in tagines were superb, although I'd have liked a little more apricot sauce with the chicken. Nice atmosphere and background music. Attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We came here for my wife’s birthday. I never had the pleasure of eating Moroccan food. It is excellent food! We were a party of six. The decor, hospitality and ambience all top notch. The food was completely satisfying. Never experienced tea like at Medina. Reasonably priced. The music, service all super.

Tags: Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Romantic, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love this place. Sam is great. Greets everyone and takes time to actually visit with you to see how your dining experience is going.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Wonderful, fresh, authentic Middle Eastern food, very tasty and wonderful service. Also a great location.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was attentive, but not overly so. Food was tasty and filling. I enjoy visiting this restaurant.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The new brunch menu is FABULOUS! Our waiter was excellent as well. Great food and great service! I will definitely be back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This was our first time here. Great food service and drinks. Would highly recommend to everyone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Dublin)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Had a great dinner at Medina - delicious cocktails, tasty meal, lots of options, fun atmosphere, and very importantly AWESOME staff. Sam and his employees truly make you feel welcomed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Vegan, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food and service are consistently good, and they have interesting specials every night. The staff are friendly and know all the regular customers and go out of their way to make sure you have a good experience. Their patio is dog friendly and a great place to sit on a nice evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always love Medina Oven. We have been coming here for a few years and always have a great time with excellent food and service!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The restaurant is quaint in size with lovely decor. You really need a reservation if you want to dine there due to table limitations. My husband and I enjoyed our dining experience and look forward to going back! The Moroccan Syrah glass of wine that I ordered was delightful! My husband ordered the Calamari salad and it was delicious. They serve it warm, a nice surprise.

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

EXCELLENT food! First time. Nothing bad to say about this place at all. Food was amazing and very authentic. Wait staff was friendly very helpful with menu. Will definitely be back, HIGHLY recommend!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is our first time. It was a very pleasant surprise. It was worth it to go all the way to downtown. Service was very friendly.

Tags: Authentic
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 (East Texas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I were in Dallas for our 28th wedding anniversary. We were staying close to this restaurant and noticed the good reviews. Food was great and not too heavy. Service was also great. WE will definitely be back next time we are in Dallas.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were attending a concert at AAC... very convenient to walk from the concert arena... great specialty drinks... fresh pita and to die for hummus!!! All our entrees were delicious ... waiter was friendly and efficient

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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vip
·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent Mediterranean food. The platter of appetizers was so delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very good Moroccan food! The service was top notch and the ambiance was great! Will definitely go back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Just a great place for dinner. Check out the wine from Ethiopia. Seriously good wine.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Expect exceptional food and attentive experinced staff in a smaller personal setting

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

This is the second time I visited and it was outstanding. I had the shrimp and scallops and thought they were great and everyone in my group enjoyed their meal

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

As always the food was saberb. And Sam was so gresious and warm. We have been going there for years and truly feel it is a Dallas find.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We went for a jump start for our 1 year anniversary, before the One Republic concert and it was great. The food and drinks were delicious. We will be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Wonderful experience. Delicious food. A place I would love to go again!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We enjoyed our vegetarian dinner- wish there were more options. Food was good and service friendly and fast. We sat outside and had a very hard time with mosquitos. We could not relax as we would have liked.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Loved this restaurant. We will be back soon since it is now one of our favorites in Dallas.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

First time visiting and it was excellent, so much so we came back the next day...

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food. Very attentive service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The location can be tough to find but it's worth the effort. The food is always fantastic!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excelente place and the owner is always there; he Really takes care of the customers.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I always stop by Medina whenever I am in Dallas. The service is always good and the food is excellent. My wife and I love the lamp chops. Often when I have been here, the owner comes by and checks on the tables. It is nice to see someone who really cares about their customers. Thank you

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Excellent food and cocktails! The service was great and the owner came by our table to make sure we were satisfied. Wonderful pre-show dinner before concert at American Airlines Center! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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